Reggie Bush injury: Lions RB probable, should start for fantasy owners

Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush is probable for Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush is listed as probable on the official injury report heading into the team's Week 8 game against the Dallas Cowboys. Bush has a knee injury that has forced him to miss some time in practice this week.

He practiced on both Wednesday and Thursday, but it's believed he sustained an injury on the latter day, as he appeared on the injury report for the first time on Friday. It sounds like it was a minor injury, and that the team kept him out for precautionary reasons to try and get him at 100 percent heading into Sunday.

The Lions definitely need Bush in the lineup. They are thin at wide receiver with Nate Burleson out and Calvin Johnson a little banged up. The Cowboys have been a much better team than many expected this season, so it's going to be a tough out for Detroit.

Fantasy Impact: Bush has been a productive back thus far this season, with 426 yards and one touchdown off of 98 carries. He also has had 23 receptions for 305 yards and two touchdowns. He slowed down against the Cincinnati Bengals, but seems likely to play and should be started, even if the Cowboys boast a strong rush defense. He should be able to provide some solid receptions out of the backfield.

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